2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray: L.A. to Detroit Road Trip
January 9, 2014
With the Detroit auto show just days away, I've decided to drive our long-term 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray from Santa Monica all the way to Motown.
Crazy I know. It's snowing out there and a 2,500-mile road trip in a 460-horsepower supercar this time of year just ain't right.
But I have good reason. First of all, you should know that I'm a Vette lover. Our long-term 2002 Z06 (C5) was a favorite of mine, and I would sell my toes to own a ZR1 (C6).
And yet, I'm the only person in the entire world, it would seem, that is not head over heels in love with the new 2014 Corvette. Somehow the car just leaves me cold. And my list of gripes is long, from its odd (too high) seating position, to its slow throttle response, to its pedestrian-looking gauge cluster, to its ugly wheels and taillights, to the strange feel of its electric steering, to its...I could go on.
I'm an idiot I know. Everyone on Earth is in love with this car but me. And that's why I've decided to road trip it.
I want to bond with this car. And to do that I'm going to drive it 2,500 miles across America. Just me. No passenger.
When I arrive in Detroit sometime Sunday I'll either love our Lime Rock Green machine or I'll be very happy to hand its key over to Mike Magrath for the drive back to California.
I'm already on the road, so follow along on Twitter at @RealScottOldham.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 7,753 miles